Table T5_2_1_4-1

2012 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports

This appendix provides detailed data tables for all measures analyzed for the 2012 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. Tables are included for measures discussed in the main text of the reports as well as for other measures that were examined but not included in the main text.
Table 5_2_1_4.1
Adult hospital patients who did not receive good communication about discharge information,a United States, 2009–2011
  201120102009
Population groupPercentSEPercentSEPercentSE
Total 13.680.0214.630.0215.790.02
Age18–4413.240.0414.170.0415.210.05
45–6413.290.0414.450.0415.770.04
65 and over14.100.0314.940.0316.080.03
RaceWhite only13.380.0214.310.0215.450.03
Black only15.470.0816.860.0818.240.09
Asian only14.900.1415.840.1517.000.16
NHOPI only13.990.3815.290.3917.210.42
AI/AN only15.020.2315.970.2417.360.23
Multiple races14.060.1214.950.1316.670.15
EthnicityNon-Hispanic, all races13.490.0214.460.0215.650.03
Hispanic, all races13.770.0714.670.0715.840.08
EducationbLess than high school13.740.0514.610.0515.500.06
High school graduate13.260.0414.250.0415.320.04
At least some college13.840.0314.820.0316.160.03
Language at homeEnglish13.680.0214.650.0215.840.02
Spanish13.490.1114.140.1114.940.12
Other13.550.1514.190.1615.530.18

a Good communication about discharge information means hospital staff talked with patients about help they might need and provided patients information in writing about potential symptoms after discharge.

b Less than high school refers to fewer than 12 years of education; high school graduate, 12 years of education; and at least some college, more than 12 years of education.

Key: AI/AN: American Indian or Alaska Native; NHOPI: Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander; SE: standard error.

Source: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems.

Page last reviewed June 2013
Internet Citation: Table T5_2_1_4-1: 2012 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. June 2013. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/research/findings/nhqrdr/nhqrdr12/5_patientcenteredness/T5_2_1_4-1.html